Bill In The News (CNSNews):

A bill introduced by three Democratic lawmakers in the Wisconsin State Legislature on Aug. 7 would require priests to report information about sexual abuse to law enforcement even if it is learned in the confessional, an action that violates the sacrament of confession and the religious faith of Catholics. Some observers say the bill is patently “anti-Catholic” because it does not also call on lawyers to violate attorney-client privilege or psychiatrists to disclose what they might learn from their patients.

Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, said of the legislation, “The clergy in Wisconsin are already mandated reporters of sexual abuse; this bill would remove the exemption afforded the confessional.” READ MORE HERE

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